Here are the day’s election related developments at a glance
These 9 attacks are attacks on the people of Delhi not on the CM: Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who was physically assaulted during a roadshow in West Delhi’s Moti Nagar on May 4 said that in the past five years this was the 9th attack on him. At a press conference in New Delhi he said, "After becoming the Chief Minister this is the 5th attack."
"No CM’s security has lapses like this. The BJP is responsible for the lapses as my security is under the central government. I feel that this is a conspiracy. Nine times is not a lapse. It is by design.
"The BJP, Congress can’t stand the fact that the Aam Aadmi is entering politics and are therefore making life difficult for us with CBI raids and arrests. These 9 attacks are an attack on the people of Delhi not on the CM. The people of Delhi will retaliate.
"We have worked so hard for the betterment of Delhi and the results of the work are showing therefore the BJP and Congress are scared that people will ask if the Delhi Government can do it why can’t you do it in other states.
"I am not scared by these attacks. It makes me stronger. It will not kill my voice or my spirit. The attacker was a Modi Bhakt who was sent to silence me because I was speaking against Modi. This is a sign of Dictatorship of Modi.
"Leaders from across the country are calling me with their support and raising the voice against the dictatorship or Modi."
Mr. Kejriwal asked what was the relationship between Modi and Pakistan. "Modi says we have entered Pakistan and killed terrorists. But Pakistan (Imran Khan) wants to make Modi PM again. Modi called ISI to proble Pathankot. Modi went to meet Nawaz Sharif unannounced to wish him happy birthday. No Pakistan PM has ever endorsed an Indian PM.
"I appeal to Modi Bhakts. Think about the nation. Don’t make an individual greater than the nation
He added that he is a desh bhakt and will will happily die for the nation. "But as a long as I’m alive I will work for the development of the nation and Delhi."
Battle is over, karma awaits you: Rahul Gandhi replies to PM Modi
Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s jibe that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was ‘Corrupt No. 1’, his son and Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said Mr. Modi’s ‘karma’ awaited him.
Taking to twitter, Mr. Gandhi said, "Modi Ji, the battle is over. Your Karma awaits you. Projecting your inner beliefs about yourself onto my father won’t protect you. All my love and a huge hug. Rahul. "
Your father’s life ended as ‘Corrupt No.1’: PM Modi tells Rahul Gandhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a rally in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, took a swipe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s father and former PM Rajiv Gandhi, calling him Bhrashtachari No:1 (Corrupt No:1).
PM Modi was reacting to the Congress chief’s incessant attacks on him regarding allegations of corruption in the Rafale jet deal. Mr. Modi said that Mr. Gandhi’s only aim was to tarnish his image.
“Your father was termed ‘Mr. Clean’ by his courtiers, but his life ended as ‘Bhrashtachari No:1’,” PM Modi said.
He was referring to the Bofors scandal that broke during Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure. There were allegations that Swedish defence manufacturer Bofors had paid huge kickbacks to Rajiv Gandhi and others for the sale of its artillery gun to India.
Extremist forces in Kashmir cannot demoralise BJP workers with violence: Amit Shah
BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday condoled the killing of party leader Ghulam Mohammed Mir and said extremist forces in Kashmir cannot demoralise its workers with violence. Militants shot dead BJP’s district vice-president Gul Mohammed Mir in his house in Anantnag district on Saturday night.
In a tweet, Mr. Shah said, "I am saddened by killing of Ghulam Mohammed Mir, BJP leader from Anantnag. His contribution in strengthening the BJP in the valley was immense".
“Extremist forces in the valley can’t demoralise BJP karyakartas with violence. My condolences with the bereaved family,” Mr. Shah tweeted.
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